Northern Beaches Police Area Command is asking for your assistance, especially retailers to please be aware of the increasing gift card scams that are generally targetting our elderly community and assist them in preventing further victims. These scams involve the purchase of various gift cards.

The general method of the scam is for an unknown person to contact the victim and inform them that they are from a company or Government Agencies. The caller informs the victim that they are required to purchase gift cards to pay the debt or fix the problem.

Police are urging all staff to be vigilant when monitoring and serving customers.

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